water and ear cleaning
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: water and ear cleaning

  1. #1
    lisa's Avatar
    lisa is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    4,276

    Defaultwater and ear cleaning

    My lab spends alot of time at the beach. she loves to put her head under the water. Should i use an ear cleaner every time she gets out of the water or just once a week. So far so good...thank the good Lord no ear infections or trouble. My old lab always had ear trouble. Thanks again

  2. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    3TailsWaggin's Avatar
    3TailsWaggin is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    10,258

    Default

    I wouldn't do anything to her ears unless she starts being bothered. Less is best, with the ears.

  4. #3
    Baloo317's Avatar
    Baloo317 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    8,793

    Default

    I would just make sure you're drying her ears out as well as you can, everytime she swims, as water getting stuck in there can cause problems. Other than that, I wouldn't clean her ears unless they're dirty.
    Kate
    Baloo - 5 year old black lab
    Peanut - 7 year old minpin
    Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
    We're Superdogs!


  5. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    lisa's Avatar
    lisa is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    4,276

    Default

    Thanks... so far so good. Should I just dry them by wiping with a cotton ball?

  7. #5
    Baloo317's Avatar
    Baloo317 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    8,793

    Default

    Sure, I use whatevers handy. Cotton ball, hand towel, kleenex etc.
    Kate
    Baloo - 5 year old black lab
    Peanut - 7 year old minpin
    Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
    We're Superdogs!


  8. #6
    amazongold's Avatar
    amazongold is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    SE MI
    Posts
    23,457

    Default

    I find that a soft, miracle-fiber cloth works well to dry the ears.
    Jackie, Champ, and Buddy

  9. #7
    Lily's Avatar
    Lily is offline Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    43

    Default

    My girl swims almost every day and I find that cleaning with cotton balls and cleaning solution 2-3 times per week works best. If I wait any longer than that, the wax buildup and overall gunk buildup gets significant.

    I look for signs of potential irritation from too much cleaning (and haven't seen any), but the potential for ear mites and other infections from unclean ears isn't worth it, IMHO.

Similar Threads

  1. Spring Cleaning for Skippy and Emilu!
    By patm in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-09-2009, 11:35 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25